Keah Brown is a journalist, freelance writer, and the creator of the #DisabledAndCute hashtag.
Her work has appeared in Teen Vogue, Essence.com, Catapult, Glamour Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, and Lenny Letter among other publications. Her debut essay collection THE PRETTY ONE is forthcoming from Atria Books.
In this episode, Keah talks about her forthcoming book, and what it took to complete the first draft. She shares the importance of making time to celebrate, the struggles of saying "no", the importance of financial compensation for creative work, and tons more.
We talk about the power of reclamation, and how Keah is reclaiming her body and all aspects of her identity. She shares the practical side of learning how to like yourself, what she wishes parents taught their children about disabilities, and how it feels to love and accept her unruly body.
I absolutely adore Keah, and having her back on the show was such a blast. I hope you love listening in!
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Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- Alex Slater
- Unruly Bodies series
- Killing Eve
- Roxane Gay
- Sophia Bush
- Dear Mr Henshaw, by Beverly Cleary
- The Wedding Date, by Jasmine Guillory
- Sick, by Porochista Khakpour
- All You Can Ever Know, by Nicole Chung
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